MBBS students from Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak had previously held a protest against Haryana government’s policy that required the students to pay Rs 10 lakh bail during admission. The Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) has now demanded a “Bond Free Bharat”. “We stand behind Haryana’s students. This bond policy must be returned! We’ve done it before, we might as well do it now. #Bond_Free_Bharat,” the association tweeted.
Earlier, the Khattar-led Haryana government said that only those candidates who deposit the bail according to the policy introduced in November 2020 are eligible for admission into the MBBS course at government medical colleges in the state from the upcoming academic year. session. The NEET 2022 guidance process is currently underway across the country.
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Several students have protested against the bond policy that demanded a total of Rs 40 lakh bond money for the four-year medical courses at Rs 10 lakh per year. “Just what your average GP has to go through to protest the rudimentary bond policy. Those flashlights are meant to beg the government to wake up!! #Bond_Free_Bharat #shameonharyanagovt,” one user tweeted.
— FORDA INDIA (@FordaIndia) Nov 3, 2022
#Bond_Free_Bharat@cmohry @anilvijminister@PMOIndia @AmitShah @ndtv @sudhirchaudhary
We are strongly against the ruthless bond policy being imposed on Haryana’s medicos. Stop the privatization of medical education.
— Shreya Jindal (@ShreyaJ88587771) Nov 3, 2022
10 lakh bond per year and unemployment? How is this justified?
About 900 HCMS posts and 7k applicants, how is this justified?
What is the scope for higher education?
kb tk desh ka doctor sadko pe soyega @cmohry@anilvijminister #Bond_Free_Bharat#shameonharyanagovt pic.twitter.com/yt1LDXdfGi
— Aman Rohilla (@a_m4n__) Nov 3, 2022
Just what your average family doctor has to go through to protest the rudimentary bond policy.
— Aviral Mathur (@draviralmathur) Nov 3, 2022
The chief minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has now decided to cut the bond amount of Rs 10 lakh at the time of admission for MBBS students to government colleges. “The prime minister, giving great relief to the students, decided that no student needs to pay the bond amount which is about Rs 10 lakh at the time of admission to MBBS courses in state medical schools,” an official said. statement said.
The students will instead have to sign a bond-cum-loan agreement of the amount with the college and the bank involved, it said. “If the MBBS/MD pass-outs want to join the state government and serve seven years, the government will fund the bond amount. But candidates who do not want to join the government services in Haryana will have to pay the amount themselves,” the statement said.
The undergraduate degrees of such students are only awarded after the candidates have fulfilled all financial obligations, it said. The government said it has taken such a measure to encourage students to work in government hospitals after graduation. The CM also said that the government has increased MBBS seats and will continue to do so to make up for the shortage of doctors.
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